Writing assignments include at least two stories developed and revised in a workshop format. View ENGLISH 207-CN Sections This course is for students who want to improve their writing skills and explore the fundamentals of creative nonfiction.
Creative nonfiction borrows techniques from fiction—strong characters, captivating narration, and compelling scenes—and bears a certain allegiance to journalistic practices—a faithfulness to “the facts,” sharp descriptions, and dialogue that rings true.
Students who have not completed ENGLISH 207 should obtain instructor's consent and confirmation of appropriate writing experience.
Please send an email to the professor with your writing background to request a permission number once registration for winter quarter has opened on November 11, 2019.
Our particular interest will be in the form stories take, how they build structure, and the use of style as a tool of expression.
We’ll start workshopping student stories in the second class, so start writing now! Prerequisite: ENGLISH 207, previous introductory level fiction writing course, or similar writing experience.
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Intended for students with little or no formal training in the elements of writing poetry, this course combines both seminar and workshop methods and includes extensive reading of poetry.
The course builds on the premises, assignments, and goals of English 307-A, but students may enroll without having completed that course. Prerequisite: ENGLISH 207 or 307-A or comparable courses in creative writing with permission of instructor.
Students who have not completed ENGLISH 207 or 307-A should obtain instructor's consent and confirmation of appropriate writing experience.